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106 STAT. 4948 PUBLIC LAW 102-585--NOV. 4, 1992 (3) The steps taken by each such facility to expand the provision of services at such facility (or under arrangements with a Department of Defense facilily) to women veterans. (4) A description (as of October 1 of the year preceding the year in which the report is submitted) of the status of any research relating to women veterans being carried out by or under the jurismction of the Secretary, including research under section 109 oftihisAct. 38 USC 1710 SEC. 108. COORDINATION OF SERVICES. "°' The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall ensure that an ofi&cial in each regional office of the Veterans Health Administration shall serve as a coordinator of women'services. The responsibilities of such official shall include the following: (1) Conducting periodic assessments of the needs for services of women veterans within such region. (2) Planning to meet such needs. (3) Assisting in carrying out the purposes of section 106(b) of this title. (4) Coordinating the training of women veterans coordinators who are assigned to Department facilities in the region vmder the jurisdiction of such regional coordinator. (5) Providing appropriate technical support and guidance to Department facilities in that region with respect to outreach activities to women veterans. 38 USC 7303 SEC. 109. RESEARCH RELATING TO WOMEN VETERANS HEALTH. °°*® (a) INITIATION AND EXPANSION OF RESEARCH.— The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in carrying out the Secretary's responsibilities under section 7303 of title 38, United States Code, shall foster and encourage the initiation and expansion of research relating to the health of veterans who are women. (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— -(1) Funds are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to initiate new studies in accordance with subsection (a) as follows: (A) For fiscal year 1993, $1,500,000. (B) For fiscal year 1994, $2,000,000. (C) For fiscal year 1995, $2,500,000. (2) Amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in paragraph (1) are in addition to other funds appropriated or otnerwise made available to the Department of Veterans Affairs for research. 38 USC 1710 SEC. no. POPULATION STUDY OF WOBIEN VETERANS. °*'*® (a) STUDY. —<1) The Secretary, subject to subsection (d), shall conduct a study to determine the needs of veterans who are women for health-care services. The study shall be based on an appropriate sample of veterans who are women. (2) Before carrying out the study, the Secretary shall request the advice of the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans on the conduct of the study. (3) In carrying out the study, the Secretary shall include in the sample veterans who are women and members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who are women. (b) REPORTS. — The Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Veterans Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives reports relating to the study as follows: